Happy Birthday, Jon Gruden! Here's An Awkward Segment

It was Jon Gruden's birthday Saturday so ESPN decided to celebrate in a way sure to make everyone involved uncomfortable. There was a Gruden-through-the-ages slideshow. The Washington Redskins cheerleaders brought him a cake. There was half-hearted singing. Gruden mention how he was blushing. Mike Tirico made sure to… » 8/19/13 10:25pm 8/19/13 10:25pm

Hey, Tennessee Fans, Cheer Up: Jon Gruden Watched That Loss On A…

Is Jon Gruden going to be the next University of Tennessee football coach? Derek Dooley isn't all that popular in Knoxville right now, and as Clay Travis wrote recently, Gruden is a logical replacement: Gruden's first job out of college was as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, his wife was a UT… » 10/27/12 4:45pm 10/27/12 4:45pm

Here's Why Chris Berman Calling An NFL Game Is A Terrible Idea (In Case …

Over the years, ESPN has used the second game of the annual Week 1 Monday Night Football doubleheader as a kind of test kitchen, to see just how much bullshit American sports fans can tolerate. We've been subjected to Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic, and Mike Ditka, all at once. Twice. And now, as the cherry on the shit… » 6/27/12 2:40pm 6/27/12 2:40pm

ESPN Finally Relents And Will Let Chris Berman In The Booth For One

For years, Chris Berman has wanted to call a pro football game—something he hasn't done in all his time at ESPN. Before the 2009 season, we've heard, Berman asked the network if he could call just one game, maybe a late-season nothingburger like Cardinals-49ers. And ESPN, as it always has, slammed the door in his face. … » 6/27/12 2:19pm 6/27/12 2:19pm

Here's Your "Total Snowclipse Of The Favre?" MNF Open Thread

Brett Favre will start against the Bears tonight. And in the next two weeks, Roger Goodell will announce the results of the Jenn Sterger investigation. The conspiracy theories have arrived, and the race for some-stab-at-restored-glory has only just begun. » 12/20/10 8:30pm 12/20/10 8:30pm

Here's Your "Let's Consider Every Pick Tonight To Be A Favre Tribute" MNF…

A deserving young man named Tarvaris Jackson is finally getting a start for Minnesota, and Eli Manning has already tossed two commemorative interceptions to the Vikings. In Detroit this evening, the giving Christmas spirit is alive and well. » 12/13/10 8:35pm 12/13/10 8:35pm